This Week In Brief – National Obesity Summit Edition

Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Yves Bolduc (2nd from right) with Drs Arya Sharma and Angelo Tremblay. Image by Atif Kukaswadia

Rather than doing our regular weekend roundup, this week I thought it would be better to recap the extensive online coverage of the National Obesity Summit in Montréal, Québec.

  • Canada’s Bariatric Surgery Research Agenda (Dr Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
  • Building trust between research and industry to tackle obesity (Dr Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
  • Can we legislate away obesity? (Dr Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
  • Enough with the “fat taxes” (Weighty Matters)
  • Twitter, fat bashing OB/GYN defends her sense of “humor” (Weight Matters – not explicitly related to the conference, but still of interest for anyone who works in obesity research or management)
  • Canadian kids get 40 hours of screen time per week (Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card)
  • PhD Student Atif Kukaswadia has been taking pictures throughout the National Obesity Summit, where you can see some of the students, clinicians, and researchers taking part in the conference.  The whole batch can be found here.
  • Paul Boisvert has been taking video interviews with some of the researchers and award winners from the conference, some of which I have already embedded here on the blog.  For all of Paul’s videos, click here.
  • Last night the Canadian Obesity Network held a student video competition.  Our entry from Ottawa is embedded below, and you can find all of the entries here.

I *think* that is everything that has been posted in the past two days from participants in the National Obesity Summit here in Montreal.  If I’ve missed anything please let me know.  There has been a tremendous amount of discussion on twitter during the conference as well, which you can read in real-time by following the #con11 hashtag, or simply by clicking here (even if you’re not on twitter).

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